Memphis zigs past Zags in OT

first_imgat No. 21 Boston College 72 Tyler Hansbrough scored 17 points and Ty Lawson had 13 points with seven assists and six rebounds to lead North Carolina. No. 6 Texas A&M 56, at Oklahoma 49 Joseph Jones and Acie Law scored 21 points apiece and Texas A&M rebounded from its second conference loss to beat Oklahoma. At No. 9 Kansas 92, Nebraska 39 Brandon Rush and Darrell Arthur scored 13 points apiece and Kansas handed Nebraska one of the worst defeats in its history. At No. 11 Nevada 79, Northern Iowa 64 Kyle Shiloh scored all 16 of his points in the final 20 minutes and Nevada opened the second half with a big run. Nevada started the second half with a 22-4 spurt. Louisville 61, at No. 12 Marquette 59 Jerry Smith hit a 3-pointer as time expired to give Louisville a comeback victory and its second road victory of the week against a ranked opponent. No. 14 Georgetown 58, at Villanova 55 Jeff Green scored 19 points and hit the game-winner with 19.8 seconds left to lift Georgetown to its ninth consecutive victory. The Hoyas (20-5, 10-2) moved into a tie with Pittsburgh for the Big East lead. No. 16 S. Illinois 68, at No. 13 Butler 64 Jamaal Tatum scored 20 points and Southern Illinois stopped Butler’s 22-game home winning streak. At No. 17 Air Force 67, Colorado State 58 Dan Nwaelele returned from a first-half ankle injury and finished with 18 points to help Air Force extend the nation’s longest home winning streak to 30. Missouri 75, at No. 18 Oklahoma St. 64 Keon Lawrence scored 18 points and Matt Lawrence had 15 off five 3-pointers as Missouri earned its first victory over a ranked foe under first-year coach Mike Anderson. At No. 25 Alabama 72, No. 20 Kentucky 61 Richard Hendrix had 16 points and nine rebounds and Alabama handed the Wildcats their third consecutive loss. At No. 23 West Virginia 81, Seton Hall 71 Frank Young scored seven of his 18 points during a key second-half run for West Virginia. At Michigan 58, No. 24 Indiana 55 Dion Harris had 16 points and Jerret Smith made up for a key turnover with a pair of late free throws for Michigan. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Tigers (23-3) led 76-75 on Jeremy Hunt’s 3, but Hunt fouled Abdullahi Kuso with 17.6 seconds left and Kuso sank both to put Gonzaga ahead, 77-76. At No. 3 Wisconsin 75, Penn St. 49 Alando Tucker shook off a slow start and scored 22 points to lead Wisconsin. No. 4 North Carolina 77, “We needed that win. We needed to find out who could make plays in these situations,” Calipari said. Calipari’s one regret was that the Tigers eased up a bit defensively in the second half, allowing Gonzaga to climb back into the game. center_img SPOKANE, Wash. – Nonconference didn’t mean unimportant to Memphis coach John Calipari. For the Tigers, winning at Gonzaga was huge. Chris Douglas-Roberts provided the game-winning play, slashing across the key to hit a one-handed layup with 5.6 seconds remaining in overtime as No. 8 Memphis edged Gonzaga 78-77 on Saturday for its 15th consecutive victory. last_img

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